1. Toyota, 2. Sony, 3. Keyence, 4. NTT (Nippon Telegraph & Telephone), 5. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial, 6. Fast Retailing, 7. Daiichi Sankyō, 8. KDDI, 9. Shin-Etsu Chemical, 10. Oriental Land. Many of the world's most profitable and well-known corporations have their headquarters in Japan. This article will give you a glance look at some of the largest Japanese companies. Scroll down for more information!
- NTT (Nippon Telegraph & Telephone)
- Mitsubishi UFJ Financial
- Fast Retailing
- Daiichi Sankyō
- Shin-Etsu Chemical
- Oriental Land
Ranking first on the list of the largest Japanese companies isToyota Motor Corporation,a worldwide automobile manufacturer based in Toyota City, Aichi, Japan. Its headquarters are located in Japan. Kiichiro Toyoda was the one who came up with the idea, and on August 28, 1937, the company was officially established. Around 10 million automobiles are assembled and produced by Toyota each year, making the company one of the most prolific and successful manufacturers in the world.
Beginning with the launch of the Toyota Prius in 1997, Toyota has been considered a pioneer in the design, production, and marketing of hybrid electric cars that are more environmentally friendly and economical in their use of gasoline. More than forty different hybrid car types are now being offered for sale by the corporation around the globe.
As of the year 2022, the Toyota Motor Corporation manufactures automobiles under four brands: the Daihatsu, Hino, Lexus, and Toyota tags. In 2022, Toyota was successful in continuing its position as the automaker with the highest number of sales throughout the world for the third year in a row.
Headquarters: Aichi, Japan
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The Sony Group Corporation is a Japanese international conglomerate corporation, which is located in the Japanese capital of Tokyo. It works as one of the world’s largest producers of consumer and professional electronic equipment, the largest video game console firm, and the largest video game publisher.
Sony is the largest producer of image sensors, the second largest camera maker, and is among the sales leaders for semiconductors. Its market share of 55% in the market for image sensors, making it become the largest manufacturer of image sensors. It is also the world’s leading participant in the premium TV market, which is referred to as a television with a screen size of at least 55 inches (140 cm) and a price tag of more than $2,500.
As a major technological corporation, it is one of the largest manufacturers in the world. The company is the most powerful and influential technology and media company in Japan. It is also acknowledged as a cash-rich Japanese firm with net cash reserves of ¥2 trillion, making it the most cash-rich Japanese company.
Headquarters: Minato, Tokyo, Japan
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The Keyence Corporation is a multinational firm that specializes in the automation of manufacturing processes. It is the next name that is listed among the largest Japanese companies today. The annual revenue of Keyence Corporation is greater than US$4.9 billion, and the company has more than 8,300 workers located around the globe.
The electrical, semiconductor, automotive, food and packaging, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical sectors are some of the industries that Keyence’s range of products is manufacturing. Keyence is a fabless manufacturing firm that provides a wide variety of products, including photoelectric sensors and proximity sensors, measuring instruments for inspection lines, and high-precision microscopes used in research institutes.
Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan
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NTT (Nippon Telegraph & Telephone)
The NTT Group is an industry-leading organization that specializes in providing telecommunications services. The company does business in a variety of local and international markets; and has full experience in communication networks and information that it has built up over the course of its history.
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation (NTT) was established in 1952, and ever since then, the company has developed a wide range of technologies and proposed new uses for these technologies in order to meet the requirements of the times. Thegroup is a market leader in providing individuals, businesses, and communities with technological and commercial solutions all over the world.
The company is committed to being a long-term valued partner and always contributing to society through business activities. With revenues of $108 billion and more than 330,000 people located in over 80 countries and regions, offering services in over 190 of those locations, NTT has a global presence.
Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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NTT official channel’s Youtube Channel
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial
Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial Group, Inc. was one of the major banks in Japan assessed by assets (an estimated one trillion dollars), making it the second largest bank in Japan overall. The completion of the acquisition of UFJ Holdings, Japan’s fourth biggest financial group, by MTFG on October 1, 2005, led to the formation of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), which is now the largest bank in the world ranked by assets, with a total of ¥190 trillion (about $1.7 trillion).
With non-performing loans amounting to only 2.9% of its total assets, MTFG was typically regarded as having the best banking finances among Japan’s major financial institutions. MUFG is now the major financial services organization in Japan, and it is continuously working toward the objective of being the most reliable financial group in the world.
MUFG safeguards its customers’ assets and supports stable economic growth all around the world. It places a strong emphasis on developing long-term connections with the customers and giving back to the communities in which the company operates in order to promote progress that is both shared and sustainable, ultimately leading to a better world.
Headquarters: Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
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The Fast Retailing Group is a global developer of fashion brands that include UNIQLO, GU, and Theory, and it reached consolidated annual sales of 2.3011 trillion for the year that ended in August 2022 (FY2022). The UNIQLO group, which serves as a backbone for the Group, has 2,394 outlets all over the world and had sales of 1.9290 trillion yen in FY2022. UNIQLO is driven by its LifeWear idea, which aims to create the perfect clothes for everyday wear.
The company produces one-of-a-kind goods that are manufactured from high-quality and highly functional materials, and it sells these products at reasonable prices by controlling everything from material sourcing to product design to retail sales. During this same time period, the GU brand earned yearly sales of 246.0 billion by providing an effective blend of affordable pricing and fashion fun for everyone. It is ranked in the list of the largest Japanese companies by market cap today.
The Fast Retailing Group makes it a priority to reduce the adverse impacts that its operations have on the environment, design goods with a focus on recycling, create supply chains that maintain the principles of human rights, health, and safety, and contribute to the solution of social issues.
Headquarters: Yamaguchi, Japan
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The pharmaceutical company known as Daiichi Sankyo has its roots in Japan, where the firm was founded. Daiichi Sankyo was established on September 28, 2005, as a result of the merger of Daiichi Pharmaceutical and Sankyo. The company is known for developing innovative products that improve the quality of life for millions of people all over the world.
More than 20 nations throughout the world benefit from the innovative products and services that the company offers. The firm has a history of innovation dating back more than a century, and it has a robust pipeline full of potential new medications in development to help patients. Its knowledge in the scientific field spans more than a century.
It develops revolutionary new and generic medicines, as well as innovative methods for the discovery and delivery of drugs, thanks to the exceptional knowledge and commitment of 15,000 staff located around the world. The company is united by enthusiasm for new ideas and concern for the well-being of people all around the world who might benefit from the medications it creates.
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KDDI is a pioneer in worldwide telecommunications for Japan and a member of the worldwide Fortune 500. It provides a global client base with data centers, networks, content distribution, system integration, and other services all over the world. The company helps you with any international telecommunications support needs that your company may have.
With more than half a century’s worth of expertise, it has established itself as a market leader in the construction of submarine optical cables, particularly in the Asia Pacific area, which is seeing fast economic development. KDDI is well-known throughout Japan for its mobile services (abbreviated as “au”), and as of right now, 40 million people have selected it as their mobile service provider.
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The Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. is the most important chemical business in Japan and holds the ninth spot on the Forbes Global 2000 list of companies in the chemical industry. The name “Shin-Etsu” comes from the Shin’etsu Region in Japan, which is also the location of the company’s original chemical factory, which was founded in 1926 under the name Shin-Etsu Nitrogen Fertilizer.
Polyvinyl chloride, semiconductor silicon, and photomask substrates are all areas in which Shin-Etsu controls the highest proportion of the worldwide market. The implementation of cutting-edge technology, which is integral to the production methods, was the driving force behind the development of its product portfolio.
The company is continuing to establish a solid corporate structure that is not impacted by shifts in the economic climate. And as part of this process, Shin-Etsu Chemical actively participates in a varied range of disciplines and keeps close-knit ties both within its markets and with the suppliers of raw materials.
Headquarters: Chiyoda, Japan
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End of the list of the largest Japanese companies is Oriental Land Company, more often referred to as Oriental Land, which is a leisure and tourism subsidiary of the Keisei Electric Railway Company in Japan. It has its headquarters in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, which is also where it controls and oversees the Tokyo Disney Resort. The company’s operations may be broken down into three distinct categories: hotels, amusement parks, and other businesses.
The Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea theme parks are both managed and operated under the Theme Park business unit. The Hotel Business division is responsible for the operations and management of the following hotels: the Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, the Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta, the Disney Ambassador Hotel, and the Tokyo Disney Celebration Hotel.
The Disney Resort Line is a monorail that connects four stations within Tokyo Disney Resort. The MAIHAMA Amphitheater is a multipurpose hall that consists of a semicircular open stage and a seating area for events, ceremonies, and music concerts. Bon Voyage is a Disney shop. The other business segment operates and manages these businesses. In addition to that, it participates in the development of the land.
Headquarters: Chiba, Japan
Screenshot of https://www.olc.co.jp/en/